Off The Beach
The Off the Beach (OTB) section of Royals has a long history. Many senior members of the club have started their sailing careers with the junior club, graduating to bigger boats and continuing their sailing careers as senior members. Great sailing careers begin with a solid grounding in OTB classes such as International Cadets, Lasers or 29ers. Royals OTB operates from a separate facility within the grounds of the RYCV. The club caters for both children and adults of all ages with regular sail training and racing activities in a variety of dinghy classes. The club also assists promising juniors to attend major regattas, including national and world championship events. You can check out some photos on the Wally On Water Flickr site.
New sailors are always welcome. OTB sailing takes place on most Sundays during the summer season and some weekends during the winter months. Arrive at the Club at 9.30am with sailing gear (or old clothing you don’t mind getting wet) if you’re hoping for a ride. There is almost always room on a rescue boat if all of the cadets are fully crewed.
If you want to know more about Off the Beach (OTB) sailing at Royals, don’t hesitate to contact Damian Purcell on 0400 594 807 or Guy Schofield on 0416 131 793.
Royals now have three active classes sailing most Sundays in summer and every other Sunday during the winter. Boats can be stored at the Club for an annual fee - contact the office to find out more on boat storage charges.
Royals have had a fleet of International Cadets since forever! The class has an annual Club Championship trophy which was first awarded in 1959. They are a fantastic two person, three sail training dinghy for kids between 8 and 17. Boys and girls can compete on equal footing and there the class is strongly supported at the State and National level and providing a great foundation for a lifelong sailing career. Don't have a boat? The Club has cadets available to charter for the upcoming season - contact us to find out more. Visit the International Cadet website for competition details and more about events around Australia inc VIC
There is a steadily growing fleet of Lasers sailing from Royals. Some of the sailors are kids who have graduated from Cadets and some are re-discovering the joys of dinghy sailing, or cadets who have migrated to enjoy being part of an ‘open’ competition. There are active sailors using 4.7, radial and full rigs so there is always someone to race against.
Royals have a growing fleet of 29ers for those who wish to experience the excitement of skiff sailing. These lightweight 2 man flying machines provide both a thrill and a challenge for our more experienced sailors.
Off The Beach News
Keep an eye out on this page for Off The Beach (OTB) news.